Punjab

18498 beneficiaries provided free wheat and pulses under PMGKAY

Punjab Tribune Bureau | May 29, 2020 09:05 PM

Food and civil supplies department distributes 2774.70 quintal of wheat and 153.42 quintal of pulses

 JALANDHAR- The district administration on Friday supplied wheat and pulses to 18498 beneficiaries under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojna (PMGKAY).

Divulging the details, District Food and Supply Controller Narinder Singh said that on the directions of the Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh and Food and Civil Supplies Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu, the department today distributed wheat and pulses to 18498 eligible beneficiaries under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) in various localities of Jalandhar. 

He said that the department today provided 2774.70 quintals of wheat and 153.42 quintals of pulses to them.

He said that in wake of outbreak of Covid 19 pandemic, the state government has started distribution of wheat and pulses to eligible beneficiaries under PMGKAY.

Narinder Singh said that the government has decided to give 5 kilogram of wheat per beneficiary per month for three months and one kilogram pulses per family per month for three months.

District Food and Civil Supplies Controller said that free distribution of Wheat @ 15 Kg per member of family and Daal @ 3kg only for full family (irrespective of number of family members) was being ensured through depot holders of food department to all smart card holders.

He said that the Punjab government led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh was committed to ensure that no person, especially any poor family, suffers on account of non-availability of food grains due to lockdown.

Narinder Singh said that no stone would be left unturned for extending a helping hand to people in this hour of severe crisis.

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